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Re: Man vs. Colorado?

Post by FireOnTheMountain » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:12 pm

Scott P wrote:Anyway, Les Stroud is even more of a fake than Bear Grylls.
Dang it, but interesting find Scott.

I just really hope you don't follow this up with evidence that there's a McDonald's behind Glen Villeneuve's camp on "Life Below Zero".
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Re: Man vs. Colorado?

Post by 12ersRule » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:18 pm

FireOnTheMountain wrote:
Scott P wrote:Anyway, Les Stroud is even more of a fake than Bear Grylls.
Dang it, but interesting find Scott.

I just really hope you don't follow this up with evidence that there's a McDonald's behind Glen Villeneuve's camp on "Life Below Zero".
Hilarious. I'm only on season 5, but I hope Eric Salatin gets mauled by a grizz.
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Re: Man vs. Colorado?

Post by FireOnTheMountain » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:27 pm

12ersRule wrote:I'm only on season 5, but I hope Eric Salatin gets mauled by a grizz.
Ha! Actually recently found out they are on like season 11! I watched the first 4 on netflix couple years back and recently restarted it on netflix...Takes me a while to get through a season.

Eric doesn't seem so bad (kinda curious your beef), but I can't stand Sue. Her carbon footprint has to be twice mine.
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Re: Man vs. Colorado?

Post by 12ersRule » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:37 pm

FireOnTheMountain wrote:
12ersRule wrote:I'm only on season 5, but I hope Eric Salatin gets mauled by a grizz.
Ha! Actually recently found out they are on like season 11! I watched the first 4 on netflix couple years back and recently restarted it on netflix...Takes me a while to get through a season.

Eric doesn't seem so bad (kinda curious your beef), but I can't stand Sue. Her carbon footprint has to be twice mine.
Eric is just a killing machine. I'm not big on the trapping, especially when the animals are still alive in the traps. With his intensity and his knowledge of killing, he kinda scares me a bit.

Old Sue is kind of funny. I laugh when she flips a breaker and self-congratulates ("score one for old Susie").
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Post by FireOnTheMountain » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:50 pm

12ersRule wrote:Eric is just a killing machine.
He is very much indeed. Then again, the Norvik folk are also. Lot of memorable quotes in that show. I like when Chip said his driver's license expired in 1991 or when Andy describes multiple times that he knew "jacks*it" when he came to AK 30 years ago. Show definitely appeals to the romantic in me.
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Post by DArcyS » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:24 pm

Scott P wrote: Survivorman/Les Stroud never came out and said that and still insist that everything in his shows was real and that everyone else is fake. He's another Dr. Jon Kedrowski of sorts. On the plus side, he actually did spend the night outdoors and has some OK survival advice (unlike Man vs. Wild).
Ah, maybe you should give Les more credit than that. Sure, the scenarios were manufactured, but there was nothing fake about not being able to find food and starving. BlueKhan mentioned how he had to stop doing the shows because of the physical taxation, and that intermittent starvation probably wasn't the best thing to do to the body. Try skipping lunch today, and then let us know what you think. :)
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Re: Man vs. Colorado?

Post by cedica » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:48 am

Paul Hogan is the only real thing out there. Awesome skills, sharp wardrobe, natural charm, he has it all.
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Re: Man vs. Colorado?

Post by kbmiller » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:23 pm

If you want to watch the real deal, see "Alone in the Wilderness" about Richard Proenneke. None of these modern guys can come close.
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Re: Man vs. Colorado?

Post by polar » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:11 pm

What about the North Pond Hermit Christopher Knight? He hid and lived alone in an open camp (not even a cabin) in Maine's woods for 27 years.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/201 ... ds-finkel/
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Re: Man vs. Colorado?

Post by timisimaginary » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:17 pm

polar wrote:What about the North Pond Hermit Christopher Knight? He hid and lived alone in an open camp (not even a cabin) in Maine's woods for 27 years.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/201 ... ds-finkel/
burglarizing nearby cabins for food and supplies hardly counts as living off the land.
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